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Tuesday, 13 September 2016 04:04

Making of Great Plains: Holly Hunt

MAKING OF GREAT PLAINS: HOLLY HUNT launches a large sumptuous range of textures in a serene color palette inspired by the landscape of Lake Como’s misty neutrals, which serve as a base of the collection.

Monday, 12 September 2016 04:08

Fall Urban Bohemian

Urban Bohemian

From Century Furniture

Urban Bohemian

Urban Bohemian. Swirling with saturated earthy colors Century expands on authentic and artisanal. Rooted in noble textiles - fine Italian leathers, authentic Belgian linens - this lifestyle is comfortable mixing the fine with the more causal.

Urban Bohemian

Effortless yet very layered, the rooms have a dreamy romantic quality. Grounded by drier finishes and earthy tones, the urban bohemian lifestyle exudes a wanderlust and carefree way of living. 

Urban Bohemian

#UrbanBohemian, #TerraRed, #MidnightBlue, #Artisinal, #MadebyHand

Friday, 09 September 2016 02:38

Contract: Grid from Arc-Com


Pattern Grid from Arc-Com Fabrics is made of WovenNanoTex®. 


What isNanoTex® you ask? It uses a high performance nano technology and builds permanent stain protection into the molecular structure of the fabric making your upholstered furniture more durable and longer lasting in high use areas. Nanotex® covalently bonds to the fiber of the textile and lasts the life of the fabric. It is durable to laundering, soft to the touch and safe to be next to the skin.


What could make it better? It is beautiful too! 



Thursday, 08 September 2016 02:34

Iconic Stools At J Lambeth


Stools from Powell & Bonnell

Iconic stools from Powell & Bonnell available in the J Lambeth showroom are appropriately understated and suitably luxurious. “Alto”, “Obi” and “Contralto" shown in the picture above are on display now at the Washington Design Center. 


The Alto stool is lightweight plated steel stool, finished with topstitched leather seat and backrest.


Wednesday, 07 September 2016 04:52

Sneak Preview: Vervain Fall Collection


Vervain Fabrics introduces a new collection this fall. From ikats to florals, Vervain captures luxury and elegance in every design. Be sure you have marked your calendar for the #WDCDesign Fall Market, October 13th so you can see the full collection as it is unveiled in the Fabricut at J Lambeth showroom!


Tuesday, 06 September 2016 05:03

Sumptuous, Plush and in 50 New Hues


Schumacher Venetian Silk Velvets

The ultimate in sumptuous luxury, Schumacher's gorgeous silk velvet has an unbelievably lush hand, a wonderful luster and a deep color line to suit any style or mood.  


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Thursday, 01 September 2016 06:26

The Art of Hand Block Printing

Hand Block Printing

Crafted By Hand

 Scalamandre's new Kelmescott Hand Block Print was discovered in an English archive and is printed using the original wood blocks, which were first cut by hand and printed in July 1924. Composed of 40 separate wood blocks, it requires 80 block impressions just to complete one full yard of printing. The charming scenic design of English country life is freshly interpreted in new colorations for today’s interiors.

View the full video on Instagram

Hand Block Printing

Contact your local sales representative or showroom for a private viewing of Kelmescott Hand Block Print and the entire Fall 2016 Collection.

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 04:49

Editorial: Quadrille

Quadrille Wallpaper Quadrille Happy Garden Background Wallpaper on Ceiling

Interior designer Michelle Nussbaumer's Dallas home is featured in the September 2016 issue of Veranda. This Gothic influenced breakfast room features Quadrille's Happy Garden Background wallpaper on the ceiling of the room.

Happy_Garden_Background Wallpaper Quadrille


Monday, 29 August 2016 10:04

Designer Trends: Scandinavian Chic


All who cherish the power which lies in simplicity are definitely familiar with Scandinavian design. There are three clear rules of the style – it should be functional, beautiful and available to everyone. So plain, so brilliant.

This modernist movement emerged in the Northern Europe in 1930 at the Stockholm Exhibition as a shift away from realism and romanticism that had been a la mode. Scandinavian designers set out in search of the perfect combination between the traditional craftsmanship and practicality, as well as affordability while maintaining the decorum and grace. In the mid-20th century they have achieved their goal. The style, close to what it looks like today, was launched.


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Friday, 26 August 2016 03:19

NEW: Mahjong Flame Retardant Fabrics

Mahjong Flame Retardant Fabrics

New From Osborne & Little

Flame retardant fabrics for both classic and contemporary interiors. Designs for curtains, cushions, bedcovers and upholstery are presented in crisp color combinations in a single collection to provide ideal decorating schemes for contract and hospitality use.

Mahjong Flame Retardant Fabrics

The washability and durability of the fabrics means they are also highly suitable for domestic interiors.

Mahjong Flame Retardant Fabrics

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